This is one of the most disgusting and disheartening things I’ve ever read. I’m not going to attribute it because I don’t want to draw attention to the author. I have no idea what this lunatic conspiracy theory comes from, where kids are taught environmentalism at gun-point, but the idea behind it is the truly chilling part. I added the bold section, because I think it’s key. Evil, idolatrous, but key. This person is reflecting back to us our own idolatry.
It is an excellent illustration of the second American idolatry I want to talk about – it boils down to the worship of money. This idolatrous beast is a hydra with many heads. You hear a lot of talk about growth, and how important it is, or about profit, or interest, or capital gains, investment and so on. In the biological world, unbridled growth has a name – its cancer. And economic growth is the cancer that is killing the natural world and driving the relentless engine of exploitation.
Somewhere, we were sold the false idea that whatever is profitable is also good and justified. We make ourselves gods, our petty desires become needs in minds twisted by greed and bloated with consumption. We become like locusts, devouring everything we depend on to live. If we continue to live like this, there is no question that we will destroy the capacity of the planet to sustain us. At this rate, in a few generations our descendants will be living on landfills if they are living at all. We have no need of a rapture to destroy the world and plunge it into tribulation. It has been plunged into tribulation for a long time, and there is no question in my mind – that which is Antichrist rules in power already.
It amazes me that with all of our worship and adulation of Mammon, the few of us who bother have time to go to Church at all.
So when your economic stimulus check comes from Dubya, think about what you should do with it. What Would Jesus Consume?